BURNDEN'S Jonathon Sangster was first home for the club in a time of 54mins 33secs as a big turnout of 51 members turned out for the 49th Through the Villages race.

The final race in the Club Championship and Central Lancs Grand Prix which started at The Dressers Arms in Wheelton, taking runners through the villages of Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell, also saw Paul Duke as first V40 in a good time of 54:56.

There were also category wins Gwen Kinloch 1:01:07 (F55), Sarah Watton 1:01:45 and Lyndsay Darbyshire 1:03:21 (F50).

Andy Dunleavy finished second V60 in 59:04, Francis Makin finished second in V70 in a time of 1:16:56 and Phil Glassbrook was first V75 in 1:20:03.

Other results: S Nolan (57:15), Richard Pollitt (58:11), Pete Hopley (58:55), Gareth Doherty (1:02:53), Keith Thomas (1:02:55), Christophe Menand (1:04:31), Adrian Ashburn (1:05:25), Simon Marland (1:05:32), Marcus Hamer (1:06:28), Mumtaz Patel (1:08:18), Tim Taylor (1:08:55), Don Nichol (1:09:12), Steven Bate (1:09:19), Paul Drew (1:09:28), Vicki Hamer (1:11:20), Mark Butler (1:12:15), Gayle Gerrard (1:12:42), Ged Turner (1:13:12), Linda O'Byrne (1:13:15), Colm O'Brien (1:13:39), Elaine Roper (1:14:23), Andy Warburton (1:14:30), Shirley Staveley (1:14:32), Jane Forrest (1:16:10), John Edge (1:16:23), Richard Blake (1:17:04), Emma Walker (1:18:09), Nadia Raza (1:20:00), Karen Smith (1:21:31), Gillian Morris (1:22:53), Liz Hopley (1:23:07), Kathryn Berry (1:23:50), Tony Wall (1:23:54), Diane Wylie (1:24:13), Louise Wall (1:25:34), Jackie Cairns (1:26:28), Sarah Woodiwiss (1:29:29), Tony Woodiwiss (1:29:30), Debra Hennessey (1:33:41), Diane Morrison (1:40:27), Susan Wood (1:40:28), Cheryl Dunleavy (1:44:00), Gillian McGowan (2:25:00).

Three members headed to Tatton Park, Cheshire to run the Tatton Half Marathon.

The route, which is entirely within Tatton Park, takes competitors around two laps taking in the scenery and wildlife of the park.

Shirley Robinson led home the trio in a time of 2:34:13, followed by Jen Forkin in 2:34:15 and Nicola Hardy in 2:50:41.

Midweek saw a chilling run at Walker Fold where Time2Run events held their Time2Trick or Treat 5k.

Mark Jackson finished in first place in a time of 22:52, while David Smith was the first V55, finishing in 27:40, and Philip Glassbrook won the V70 category in 35:33.